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Dr. Angela Wilson, Computational Chemistry

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently highlighted new faculty hiring plans at two universities including Michigan State. As part of MSU’s Global Impact Initiative, Angela Wilson will be…

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Andrea Wittenborn

New Model of Depression Could Lead to Better Treatments

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A new scientific model that incorporates the myriad drivers of depression could lead to more precise treatment for an illness that affects 350 million worldwide. Developed by scientists…

Eric Benbow and student

Mystery Solved, Thanks to Insects

Monday, November 30, 2015

Michigan State University entomologist and osteopathic medical specialist Eric Benbow is performing cutting-edge research that blends entomology and microbiology to solve mysteries in areas as diverse as aquatic…

John Besley

Understanding Perceptions of Farmers

Monday, November 30, 2015

John Besley, associate professor, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, and Ellis N. Brandt Chair in Public Relations, is a leading expert on the public perception of science…


MSU’s Gore Studies Global Animal Trafficking

Monday, November 23, 2015

Despite his adorable appearance, Julius is not your normal household pet. A sulcata tortoise, he will grow to weigh nearly 200 pounds and measure approximately 3 feet in…


More Fertility Hormones, Less Chance of Live Birth

Monday, November 23, 2015

A Michigan State University study has found that too much of a hormone commonly used during in vitro fertility, or IVF, treatments actually decreases a woman’s chances of…

image from Isotopolis video game

New MSU Video Game Aims to Draw Kids into Science

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

So you have particle, zooming through a particle accelerator at nearly half the speed of light. Your job: To keep it on track so it collides with a…